The proposed Ofsted framework, launching in September this year, aims to raise standards and rebalance inspections through a renewed emphasis on ‘Quality of education’, and less focus on outcomes data.
'Delivering high-quality education under the new inspection framework: Intent, Implementation and Impact' includes keynote speeches and workshops from Professor Elizabeth Wood, Helen Moylett, Kym Scott, Judith Twani and Lydia Cuddy-Gibbs.
This new ‘Quality of education’ judgement, says Ofsted:
• brings together ‘the essential ingredients of education: the curriculum; the teaching, and the assessment that provides the feedback loop; and the resulting outcomes’
• ‘is intended to restore curriculum – largely “missing in action” from inspection for more than a decade – to its proper place, as an important component of the quality of education’.
Under the framework, which comes into force this September, there is a clear expectation that settings deliver a curriculum that is:
• broad, balanced and aspirational
• planned coherently to provide ‘progression’ and ‘stretch’
• delivered to the highest standards
• evaluated effectively,so ensuring the best possible outcomes for all children.
Focusing on the ‘Quality of education’ judgement – comprising Intent, Implementation and Impact – this conference will:
• give guidance on curriculum content (Intent), planning and delivery (Implementation) and assessing outcomes for children (Impact)
• analyse what ‘quality of education’ means in the context of the early years
• address challenges to delivering a developmentally-appropriate curriculum across the EYFS
• explore Ofsted expectations for a setting’s self-evaluation and cycle of improvement.
The programme combines general guidance, subject specific advice and case studies, so enabling practitioners from across the sector to develop a vision of ‘quality education’ for the children in their setting and gain a better understanding of how to plan, support and assess early learning and development.
- For more information and to reserve places, go to www.inspectionconference.co.uk/home